Since 2003, I have been licensed as a counselor by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health and have been a registered hypnotist since 1996. I may use hypnosis as a tool to increase the effectiveness of therapy by helping unlock issues which may be impeding progress and with bolstering motivation to move forward with therapy and growth.

Hypnosis can be a very effective tool with such issues as:

  • Smoking
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Self Confidence
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Loss
  • Relaxation
  • Phobias/Fears

What is Hypnosis Really?

Hypnosis in therapy is a technique that helps clients achieve a state of focused attention, relaxation, and increased suggestibility, where they can explore their inner resources and make positive changes in their behavior, emotions, or physical well-being.

Hypnosis in therapy is different from hypnosis in movies, where it is often portrayed as a way of controlling people’s minds, implanting false memories, or making them do things against their will. In reality, hypnosis in therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, who remains aware and in control of their actions. Hypnosis in therapy cannot make anyone do something that they do not want to do, nor can it erase or alter their memories. Hypnosis in therapy is based on scientific evidence and ethical standards, and it has been recognized as a valid and effective treatment for various conditions by many professional organizations.